Covid-19 Financial and Job Resources
Listed below are Financial and Job Resources for businesses, employees, job seekers, and families. The list will be updated regularly as new resources or information is available. They include but not limited to resources related to hardship from covid and the winter storms.
Lorena Business Emergency Relief Grant Application (Emergency relief for business hardship)
TEXAS RENT RELIEF PROGRAM - State of Texas' new rent relief program
TEXAS TUITION PROMISE FUND and TEXAS MATCH THE PROMISE FOUNDATION - the state's new tax advantaged pre-paid college tuition plan and a foundation offering scholarship opportunities to participants in the fund.
NEW FEB. 2021! - PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM, ROUND 2 -
Starting Wed. Feb. 24, a 14-day registration period exclusively for small businesses with 20 or less employees begins. Then the program resumes for all size businesses.
Click here for information related to the second round of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP2). The PPP2 is a forgivable loan program for businesses experiencing hardship from the ongoing COVID situation.
You are encouraged to apply through your local bank where you have existing accounts/relationships. If not, you are encouraged to contact Tim Holtkamp of the Small Business Development Center at McLennan Community College for assistance in application. Contact info: Tim Holtkamp, 254-299-8157 ,e-mail: THoltkamp@McLennan.edu . Be sure to complete your Schedule C as it is required for application. Tim is dedicated to assisting businesses with the small details of the application to help you get it right the first time!
RURAL RELIEF SMALL BUSINESS GRANT - grants of $5,000 - $20,000 for small businesses in cities of less than 50,0000 population. Check regularly for new forthcoming application periods.
The Texas Eviction Diversion Program (TEDP) is a partnership between the Texas Supreme Court, Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs, and Office of Court Administration to help tenants who can’t keep up with rent due to the COVID-19 pandemic and who have been sued for eviction to keep their current living situation. If both the landlord and tenant agree to participate in the program, the TEDP can provide up to five months of past-due rent payments, and for up to six months of future rent payments.
The entities administering the program published this TEDP informational brochure, which must be included with all notices that a tenant has been sued for eviction (where the program is currently effective).
The TEDP is scheduled to become effective in all counties on November 9.
Critical Needs Small Grants offer support to smaller organizations that have temporarily put more than 80% of their operations on hold or cannot act due to the nature of COVID-19 and engagement restrictions. Critical Needs Medium Sized Grants provide funds to address general operating and capacity building support needs, including some IT products that may be needed for remote work.
Application Deadline: none
Lorena Business Emergency Relief Grant Application (Emergency relief for covid-19 related business hardship)
Main Street New Loan Facility - loan program authorized by Federal Reserve Act
PPP - For application to the Paycheck Protection Program or Economic Injury Disaster Loan you are encouraged to apply through your local bank where you have existing accounts/relationships. If not, you are encouraged to contact Tim Holtkamp of the Small Business Development Center at McLennan Community College for assistance in application. Contact info: Tim Holtkamp, 254-299-8157 ,e-mail: THoltkamp@McLennan.edu . Be sure to complete your Schedule C as it is required for application.
Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act - official government guide to PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM, ECONOMIC INJURY DISASTER LOAN, SMALL BUSINESS DEBT RELIEF PROGRAM, Small Business Counseling, Small Business Contracting, and Small Business Tax Provisions
Unemployment Resources: Texas Workforce Commission
Job Opportunities: Texas Workforce Commission
Job Opportunities: www.WorkInTexas.com (Search engine for thousands of jobs in Texas)
Job Opportunities: (NEW) search Work From Home "Remote" job opportunities at: www.linkedin.com
Retailers Hiring (Waco Area):
Job Opportunities: Tractor Supply Company
Job Opportunities - 7Eleven
Job Opportunities: Amazon
Job Opportunities: CVSHealth
Job Opportunities: Dollar General
Job Opportunities: Dollar Tree
Job Opportunities: Family Dollar
Job Opportunities: Target
Job Opportunities: Walgreens
Job Opportunities: Walmart
Grocery Stores hiring (Waco Area):
Job Opportunities: Brookshire Brothers
Job Opportunities: H-E-B
Job Opportunities: Sam’s Club
Delivery services hiring (Waco Area):
Job Opportunities: Domino’s
Job Opportunities: Papa John’s
Job Opportunities: Postmates
Job Opportunities: Uber Eats
Job Opportunities: DoorDash
Job Opportunities: Favor
Job Opportunities: GrubHub
Health Services Hiring (Waco Area):
Job Opportunities: Baylor Scott & White
Job Opportunities: Veteran’s Health Administration (VA Hospitals, etc.)
Job Opportunities: BrightSpring Health Services
Job Opportunities: Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation
Other Companies hiring (Waco Area):
Job Opportunities: SpaceX (McGregor)
Job Opportunities: Keurig/Dr. Pepper
(NEW) State and Local Governments hiring:
Job Opportunities: Texas Water Development Board